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POSSIBLE POISONING : Radiation specialists maintain Arafat death analysis

swissinfo.ch and agencies December 5, 2013 – 14:22 Swiss experts have defended their conclusions that Yasser Arafat was possibly poisoned with polonium, contradicting analysis by French scientists that suggests other…

Rare openness: ICRC President warns about Israeli policies

swissinfo.ch and agencies December 4, 2013 – 18:23 Israel’s policies in the Occupied Palestinian Territory have come under unusually hard-hitting attack by the President of the International Committee of the…

Switzerland: INDUSTRY ALARM: Smartwatches: a ticking timebomb for watchmakers?

by Samuel Jaberg, swissinfo.ch December 3, 2013 – 11:00 Forty years after Japanese quartz watches brought the Swiss watch industry to its knees, the sector faces a new challenge in…

Pastor ‘The Bible is not a recipe book’

by Igor Petrov, swissinfo.ch December 1, 2013 – 11:00 Rene Weber was a dental technician before deciding to sink his teeth into a new calling – the life of a…

Syria peace talks set for January 22 in Geneva

GENEVA/NEW YORK — An international peace conference aimed at ending Syria’s civil war will be held on January 22, the first face-to-face talks between the government of President Bashar Assad…

Swiss given top UN job for Palestinian refugees

wissinfo.ch and agencies November 21, 2013 – 11:03 Swiss diplomat Pierre Krähenbühl has been appointed commissioner-general of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near…

To clear tests, student offers tutor £48,000 for 16 weeks

LONDON: Some tutor somewhere is about to get lucky. A wealthy foreign student at Cambridge University is offering a private tutor £48,000 (about Rs 48 lakh) for just 16 weeks…

Switzerland: KICKING OUT CRIMINALS: Deportation initiative raises more legal questions

swissinfo.ch and agencies November 20, 2013 – 16:37 Cabinet has urged parliament to strike a clause in an initiative calling for the automatic deportation of foreigners found guilty of a…

STUDENT LIFE – Quality of living makes Zurich a top student city

swissinfo.ch November 20, 2013 – 12:36 Zurich has tied for fifth place in a global ranking of the top 50 cities for students. The 2013 analysis by British ranking company…

Peace Conference – Zurich 28th November, 2013

If you are in Zurich on 28th November, 2013, this is the place to be at 19.00 hours.…

Picture of the day: The city of Chur in Switzerland under a sea of fog

What looks grey and depressing from below appears magical from above. Lights from the city of Chur in eastern Switzerland illuminate a blanket of fog under a full moon on…

Mum fined in Zurich for circumcising infant son

An expat living in the canton of Zurich was fined 1,350 francs ($1,480) for circumcising her son without getting approval from the child’s father, 20 Minuten newspaper reported online on…

World Economic Forum: Outlook on the Global Agenda 2014

The Outlook on the Global Agenda 2014 provides a top-of-mind perspective from the Global Agenda Councils on the challenges and opportunities of the coming 12–18 months. It offers a comprehensive…

Nationwide vote Debate rages over ‘romantic’ family model

by Sonia Fenazzi, swissinfo.ch November 17, 2013 – 17:00 Should mothers work or stay at home? This question is being hotly debated in the run-up to a nationwide vote on…

Swiss mediation : ‘The problems in Mali are nowhere near being solved’

by Samuel Jaberg, swissinfo.ch November 16, 2013 – 17:00 Two French journalists were murdered in Kidal, Mali, just as Switzerland’s new special envoy to the region was arriving to start…

Switzerland: LIVING IN LIMBO: Illegal teens struggle to get permits and jobs

by Patricia Islas, swissinfo.ch November 14, 2013 – 11:00 The children of illegal immigrants in Switzerland attend school without realising that they’re not supposed to be living here. But when…

Minaret in the sign of the rainbow – Mahmud Mosque in Zurich, Switzerland,shines in new colors.

The beautiful colors of the Zurich Mahmud Mosque is not due to a nightly Halloween action. It wants to show a sign. The Minaret of the first Mosque in Switzerland…

PA receives results of Arafat’s death probe

A Swiss laboratory investigating the death of Yasser Arafat, the late leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization, has submitted the results to the Palestinian Authority (PA). On Tuesday, the Swiss…